#iRESPECT Cultural Diversity

#iRESPECT Cultural Diversity

Torres Strait Islanders have a unique origin, history and way of life.  Our primary students attended workshops with Mrs Mordey, our Visual Art aide, giving them the opportunity to learn about the culture, art and storytelling that has shaped the lives of Torres Strait Islanders for thousands of years, and is essential for cultural continuity.  It is a culture based on respect for others, for family and for the land.

Through dance, song and hand held instruments, they tell stories of journeys, events, seasons, weather and warriors.  Their culture is closely linked to the stars, and differs from that of Aboriginal Australians.

During the workshops, the students created either a woven fish, sun star or shield using printing, construction and mixed media techniques.

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